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    A Handsome Set of Samuel Johnson's Works, and Boswell's Life of Johnson

    Samuel Johnson. The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. With Murphy's Essay. Edited by the Rev. Robert Lynam, A.M. London: George Cowie and Co., 1825. [Together with:] James Boswell. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London: J. Richardson and Co., 1823. Later editions of both works. Together, ten octavo volumes. Portrait frontispiece of Johnson in the first volume of both works, and with two facsimile examples of Johnson's handwriting inserted into volume I of Boswell's Life. Uniformly bound in twentieth-century full tan calf, covers double ruled in gilt, spines tooled in gilt in compartments, with brown and olive gilt morocco lettering labels, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, top edge gilt. Some rubbing and mild wear to bindings, bookplates, else near fine.

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    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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